Long-term Care

Long-Term Care

When it comes to choosing a nursing home for your loved one, the factors that matter most – quality of care and quality of life – are the same things that have helped make Armstrong Rehab & Nursing Center one of Kittanning’s most respected residential facilities for more than 25 years.

Our Compassionate care, comprehensive services and uplifting environment are recognized among the finest in the area. In addition to round the clock skilled nursing and personal assistance, residents enjoy stimulating social, educational, and recreational activities, comfortable accommodations, and full amenities.

Armstrong residents also benefit from Physician and Physician Assistants visiting each resident to assess his or her condition, chart progress in recovery, or take preventative steps where potential problems are identified.

 


 

Cardiac Care

For those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help them achieve optimum recovery and health. Goals include limiting the physical effects of cardiac illness and improving overall cardiovascular fitness.

Our individualized programs are designed, supervised and executed by a team of specialists that may include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Nutritional consultants
  • Mental health professionals

Further, we educate all staff members to be vigilant regarding changes in our cardiac patients’ condition, which has proven to be an effective step in reducing re-hospitalizations. For more information regarding our efforts to reduce re-hospitalizations, CLICK HERE.

 


 

Diabetes Care

For residents and patients with diabetes, Armstrong provides comprehensive services, treatment and support. In addition to specialized treatments, comprehensive diabetes education is provided to encourage the individual and his or her family members to take an active role in the management of the disease.

Services include:

  • Physician-directed medical treatment
  • Specialized insulin therapies
  • Neuropathy treatment
  • Wound care
  • Specialized bariatric care and services
  • Oral medication management
  • Individual and family counseling and education
  • Nutrition counseling and behavioral management
  • Education of diabetic complications
  • Amputation therapies
  • Adaptive equipment training

 


 

IV Care

When the road to recovery calls for intravenous care, our experienced staff can ensure it’s done correctly and with compassion. From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and relieving pain, our dedicated nurses work closely with our patient’s personal physicians to maximize comfort and speed up recovery.

 


 

Nutritional Management

For residents and patients with nutritional disorders, as well as those with weight management issues, we offer a comprehensive nutritional management program.

Individualized plans are developed for both risk reduction and/or management of the medical conditions impacted by an individual’s nutritional status, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Lipid disorders, and
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction

When focused on the management of obesity, services include:

  • Nutritionist-designed meal planning
  • Exercise
  • Nutritional education
  • Counseling and behavioral support needed to accomplish long-term weight management goals.

 


 

Pain Management

Residents and patients coping with a wide range of conditions and disorders may benefit from Armstrong’s pain management program. Our specialists utilize the latest equipment and innovative procedures to diagnose and treat pain according to individualized needs.

Our program includes treatment for:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries

In-house treatment and pain management techniques include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold and heat therapy, as well as physical therapy and psychological support

 


 

Rehabilitation

Unlike many area facilities, at Armstrong we offer physical, occupational and speech therapy up to seven days a week, as ordered by the resident’s physician. As part of an integrated treatment program, these advanced therapeutic services address a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and other disabilities, diseases and conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Neuro-muscular diseases
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Dysphagia
  • Fractures
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Diabetes complications
  • Amputation

 


 

Restorative Nursing

For those patients who are no longer in an acute or short-term rehabilitation program, restorative nursing can help close the gap between rehab and home. Directed and implemented by a registered nurse and specialized aides, restorative nursing focuses on the therapeutic use of simulated life activities to help restore daily living skills.

 


 

Stroke Care

The goal of our specialized stroke program is to restore residents to their highest level of functionality, help compensate for decreased capabilities, regain greater mastery over tasks of daily living, and achieve an improved quality of life.

Our highly personalized, integrated programs incorporate, physical, cognitive and psychological components, including:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Gait, balance and mobility training
  • Psychological support
  • Dysphagia therapy

 


 

Tracheotomy Care

We offer tracheotomy care to residents and patients with severe lung disorders, neurological problems or infections, who are dependent on a surgically inserted tube (trach) for breathing. In addition to continuous nursing, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services in order to minimize complications, maintain stability, and return the individual to his or her highest level of functionality or independence.

 


 

Comprehensive Wound Care

For patients with hard to heal wounds, our comprehensive wound care program includes a broad range of leading edge therapies and treatments, including:

  • Surgical wound debridement
  • Chemical wound debridement
  • Wound VAC
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Tissue ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Whirlpool therapy

Our full-time staff includes a physician wound care specialist and trained wound care nurses who play an active role in assessing, diagnosing, and overseeing all wound care procedures and protocols. To prevent recurrence, our unique whole person approach to care also stresses wound prevention and self-management.

The program is designed to treat a wide range of problems, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial and venous ulcers
  • Infections
  • Surgical wounds
  • Amputations

Also treated are complex wounds resulting from conditions that
compromise circulation, such as: diabetes, traumatic injury,
surgical breakdown, congestive heart failure, vascular disease,
incontinence, obesity, renal failure, lymphedema and others.